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(ATT 54,000) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Zwayer

F Dusseldorf Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

F Dusseldorf 0

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Bay Munich 5

M Mandzukic (28)
Luiz Gustavo (36)
T Muller (55, 86)
Rafinha (87)

Munich smash five past Fortuna

Last Updated: 20/10/12 6:08pm

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Bayern smashed five past Fortuna

Bayern smashed five past Fortuna

Bayern Munich made it a record-breaking start to the season with a comfortable 5-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf - their eighth win in a row since the start of the season.

Looking to beat their own record of seven straight wins from the season's outset, they emphasised their current superiority in German football with Mario Mandzukic and Luiz Gustavo giving them a two-goal advantage at half-time.

Thomas Muller added two more for the record German champions and Rafinha rounded off the rout in the 87th minute of a one-sided game.

Although it took Bayern 28 minutes to go in front, there had only really been one team in the game beforehand, and there would only be one team in it afterwards.

Fabian Giefer was busy keeping the visitors out, denying Toni Kroos and Holger Badstuber, among others, before Mandzukic struck.

Franck Ribery sent the ball in low from the left and Mandzukic did what he does best, namely scoring from close range for his seventh goal of the season.

Muller and Mandzukic then missed chances before Luiz Gustavo doubled the visitors' lead in the 36th minute.

Muller was the provider with a header which the Brazilian almost failed to convert, but the ball managed to find its way over the line via the head of Giefer.

Muller got his own name on the scoresheet 10 minutes into the second half with a powerful drive from just inside the penalty area.

Bayern had not had enough, though, and a low cross from substitute David Alaba set up Muller to guide the ball into the top corner from six yards out and make it 4-0.

Rafinha then rounded off a miserable day for Fortuna with a composed finish from Ribery's pass.

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1 Bayern Munich 31 81
2 Borussia Dortmund 31 64
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Wolfsburg 31 53
5 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 49
7 Mainz 31 47
8 FC Augsburg 31 43
9 Hoffenheim 31 40
10 Hertha Berlin 31 38
11 Werder Bremen 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 35
13 SC Freiburg 31 35
14 Hannover 96 31 35
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 31 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 31 25